Energy is the power that allows us to hustle. We need it for everything. Plants rely on the sun to nourish the earth’s species, our bodies depend on energy derived from the food we eat, and overall, it’s crucial to this technological age for survival. Sustainable Development Goal 7 is to ensure affordable and clean energy. As the UN states, “A well-established energy system supports all sectors: from business, medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and high-technology.” Energy enriches our lives but can equally be negative as seen with climate change.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
“To ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.”
1 in 7 people live without electricity
3 billion people rely on wood, coal, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and heating
Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions